Obama 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Arizona
Obama for America/Organizing for America 
  4639 E. 1st  |  Tucson  and  103 W. Highland, Suite 101  |  Phoenix
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State Director  César Blanco

(reported by Arizona Republic in May 2012)  Western regional political director at the DNC starting in Aug. 2011.  Seven years experience on Capitol Hill.  Chief of staff to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) for several months in late 2010-early 2011.  Worked for Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (TX) from Jan. 2007 to Dec. 2010 starting as a field deputy and finishing as chief of staff.  Worked for Rep. Silvestre Reyes (TX) from Jan. 2004 to early 2007, starting as an intern and continuing as a caseworker.  Congressional relations officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Military analyst in the U.S. Navy.  Graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso.  Native of El Paso; resident of San Antonio.  twitter

Field Director  Kelly Canady

(April-Oct 2012, then to Nevada and served as deputy field director in Central Las Vegas for the close of the campaign)  Started as the regional field director for Organizing for  America in Southern AZ, Oct. 2011-April 2012.  Customer repair program at American Family Insurance, 2000-Oct. 2011.  Master's degree in political science and government from Western Washington University, 1994; bachelor's degree in political science and government from Carroll College, 1990.  twitter

Regional Field Directors
Southern AZ - Trevor Gervais

(March-Oct. 2012, then to Nevada and served as a regional GOTV director for the close of the campaign)  Undergraduate student majoring in political science and government at University of Arizona.

- Brian Conklin

- Erin Connelly Martin

(started as an Organizing Fellow)

note: Anthony Elmo served as field director in 2011 and into the first part of 2012.

New Mexico/Arizona Communications Director  Mahen Gunaratna

(Dec. 2011)  Communications director in the Office of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL), 2011.  Research director on Kendrick Meek for Florida, Fall 2010.  Press secretary in the office of Congressman Kendrick Meek, 2009-10.  Press intern for Sen. Charles Schumer.  Field volunteer in Ohio on Obama's Campaign for Change in Fall, 2008.  B.S. in international relations from Georgetown University, 2008.

Press/Digital Fellow  Alexandra Pedrini

Student in mass communications at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.  twitter

Arizona Democratic Party  |  2910 North Central Ave.  |  Phoenix, AZ 85012  +

Chairman  Bill Roe

(elected March 17, 2012 following resignation of Andrei Cherny)  Has served on the boards of directors of the Arizona League of Conservation Voters, served two six-year terms on the Arizona State Parks Board, served on the Arizona Land and Water Trust Board, and a leader in developing the Nature Conservancy in Arizona.  Tucson resident; moved to Arizona in 1975.  Worked for a New York City law firm.  Served five years in the Air Force.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Oberlin College in Ohio; law degree from Columbia University.

Executive Director  Luis Heredia

(announced May 27, 2009)  Came to the party from position as public affairs director for Arizona and New Mexico at Union Pacific Railroad.   Field representative for Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, 2003-07.  Worked as a director of college services for Arizona Western College, and as a neighborhood planner for the City of Yuma.  Elected at the age of 24 to the Somerton Elementary School District Governing Board in Yuma County in 2000, and served as Board President from 2005-08.  M.P.A. from Indiana University.  B.A. in history from Arizona State University.  A native Arizonan, Heredia was raised in Somerton.

Finance Director  Dan Mitchell
Operations Director  Jacqueline Adams
Legislative Director  Barbara Lubin
Press Secretary  DB Mitchell
Communications Director  Frank Camacho
VAN Elections Director  Sam Almy
Director of Operations for ADP  Dacey Craig